Blood of Angels Press Page

“BLAKE: What was the inspiration behind your radio single? BLOOD OF ANGELS: Musically I was inspired by blending progressive, death, and black metal riffs. I wanted to combine different genres together. In a lot of ways, I feel I have succeeded at it. Lyrically the track is the second part in a three-part story. It is about the Norse God Odin’s control over Valhalla and the realm of the gods.”

Focal Point (Sep 13, 2018)

“DK: You’ve already got so much of ‘the right stuff’ for the bigger leagues, and you know full well how the demands can be, but it sounds like you were made to rise above any challenge and meet them head on. I am truly impressed by the way your work ethic is with the band, not many possess that drive and determination. The song, ‘Final War’ recently charted to #3 on radio, how does that make you feel to be recognized like that? AR: Fantastic! I love the fact that people are listening, and program directors are loving the sound. Crafting the sound has taken many years. A lot of trial and error. I am almost close to what I wanted to achieve musically.”

Dennis Kelly, Chicago Music Guide (Jul 29, 2018)

“BLAKE: What do you find most rewarding about being an artist? What do you find most challenging? BLOOD OF ANGELS: The economic side is the most challenging side of the music business. Finding the money to be able to fund recordings, videos, marketing, and touring is difficult. It isn’t impossible, just takes some hard work and sacrifice to achieve. Playing in front of a people is the most rewarding. When you have a good show, there is nothing better than to interact with the audience.”

Blake Wright, Stargaze (Jun 25, 2018)

“On June 16, 2018, Blood of Angels won "Metal Group of the Year" Award at the 5th Annual International Entertainment and Music Awards.”

The Grinder (Jun 23, 2018)

“The EP came out a year ago, and the coverage and the positive reviews from the metal media platforms reflect the band’s forte to become a force to be reckoned with. Recently, “Odin’s Wrath”, a single from their debut EP has won an award at the 16th Annual Independent Music Awards under the category of “Best Metal/Hardcore Song”. Blood of Angels is currently nominated in two categories for the 5th Annual International Music and Entertainment Awards, which will take place on Saturday June 16th in Ashland, KY. The categories Blood of Angels is nominated for are Metal Band of the Year and Best Metal Song for their debut single”Odin’s Wrath”. Fan voting will be counted as a portion of the award consideration. To Vote, you can visit at http://www.imeaawards.com/vote to be a part of the experience.”

Power of Metal (May 17, 2018)

Florida Based Melodic Death Metal Band BLOOD OF ANGELS Nominated In Two Categories For The 5th Annual International Music and Entertainment Awards”

Metal Rock Punk News (May 17, 2018)

The EP came out a year ago, and the coverage and the positive reviews from the metal media platforms reflect the band’s forte to become a force to be reckoned with. Recently, “Odin’s Wrath”, a single from their debut EP has won an award at the 16th Annual Independent Music Awards under the category of “Best Metal/Hardcore Song”.”

Overdrive Music Magazine (May 18, 2018)

O EP saiu há um ano, e a cobertura e as críticas positivas das plataformas de mídia de metal refletem o forte da banda em se tornar uma força a ser reconhecida. Recentemente, "Odin's Wrath", um single de seu EP de estreia, ganhou um prêmio no 16º Annual Independent Music Awards, na categoria "Melhor Metal / Hardcore Song".”

Arte Metal News (May 17, 2018)

 

“Florida’s Blood of Angels churned out an explosive-yet-memorable brand of melodic death metal EP “Rise of the Fallen Gods”, laced with catchy riffs that will have listeners’ head moving from the get-go. This Floridian four-piece combines a vicious death metal attack with the atmosphere of black metal, all with flourishes of melody and Viking-themed lyrics. Featuring experienced musicians of the Jacksonville scene, the project combines the talents of current and former members of Motograter, Foreshadow, Denied Til Death, and Leprosy.”

Exhimusic Magazine (May 19, 2018)

“Blood of Angels is currently nominated in two categories for the 5th Annual International Music and Entertainment Awards, which will take place on Saturday, June 16th in Ashland, KY. The categories Blood of Angels is nominated for are Metal Band of the Year and Best Metal Song for their debut single “Odin’s Wrath”. Fan voting will be counted as a portion of the award consideration.”

Rock Arena (May 20, 2018)

After years listening to Cannibal Corpse, Morbid Angel, Six Feet Under – Nowadays, Blood of Angels is very well representing the new era of American Death Metal!”

Imperative Music Blog

IMPERATIVE MUSIC COMPILATION Volume XV, the sample DVD including awesome Metal Bands from Europe, United States, Japan and Brazil will be presenting BLOOD OF ANGELS among with DESTRUCTION, DEATH, CRADLE OF FILTH, HAMMERFALL and other amazing acts!”

Imperative Music (May 09, 2018)

 

“The EP came out a year ago, and the coverage and the positive reviews from the metal media platforms reflect the band’s forte to become a force to be reckoned with. And recently, “Odin’s Wrath”, a single from their debut EP has won an award at the 16th Annual Independent Music Awards under the category of “Best Metal/Hardcore Song”.”

Iron Mathew, Metal Gods TV (Apr 17, 2018)

 

“Florida Based BLOOD OF ANGELS Wins Independent Music Awards For The “Best Metal/Hardcore Song”!”

Rock Arena (Apr 17, 2018)

 

“Guitarist & The Composer Aaron Robinson comments: “Winning the Independent Music Award for Best Metal/Hardcore Song was the perfect culmination to a great year since we released our debut EP “Rise of the Fallen Gods. We are really excited for the future. Thank you, all the awesome fans for their support. We couldn’t have done it without you.””

Overdrive Music Magazine (Apr 17, 2018)

 

“The EP came out a year ago, and the coverage and the positive reviews from the metal media platforms reflect the band’s forte to become a force to be reckoned with. And recently, “Odin’s Wrath”, a single from their debut EP has won an award at the 16th Annual Independent Music Awards under the category of “Best Metal/Hardcore Song”.”

Metal Addicts (Apr 17, 2018)

 

“Florida Based BLOOD OF ANGELS Wins Independent Music Awards For The “Best Metal/Hardcore Song””

Power of Metal (Apr 16, 2018)

 

“Florida's Blood of Angels churned out an explosive-yet-memorable brand of melodic death metal EP "Rise of the Fallen Gods", laced with catchy riffs that will have listeners' head moving from the get-go. This Floridian four-piece combines a vicious death metal attack with the atmosphere of black metal, all with flourishes of melody and Viking-themed lyrics. Featuring experienced musicians of the Jacksonville scene, the project combines the talents of current and former members of Motograter, Foreshadow, Denied Til Death, and Leprosy.”

Down the Front Media (Apr 16, 2018)

 

“Guitarist & The Composer Aaron Robinson comments: “Winning the Independent Music Award for Best Metal/Hardcore Song was the perfect culmination to a great year since we released our debut EP “Rise of the Fallen Gods. We are really excited for the future. Thank you, all the awesome fans for their support. We couldn’t have done it without you.””

Joseph, Local Musicians Media (Apr 16, 2018)

 

“The EP came out a year ago, and the coverage and the positive reviews from the metal media platforms reflect the band's forte to become a force to be reckoned with. And recently, "Odin's Wrath", a single from their debut EP has won an award at the 16th Annual Independent Music Awards under the category of "Best Metal/Hardcore Song".”

Metal Rock and Punk News (Apr 16, 2018)

 

“BLOOD OF ANGELS - Jacksonville, Florida will be presented in Imperative Music Compilation DVD Volume 15.”

Imperative Music Agency (Apr 09, 2018)

 

“With hints of DARK TRANQUILITY, SLAYER, IRON MAIDEN, AMON AMARTH, DYING FETUS and MORBID ANGEL within their sound, they take that mix and add their own dark twists and turns. BLOOD OF ANGELS is a band whose members are “on the same page” said Aaron, who with his three band mates have similar ideas about their music and how it should be delivered. Metal project featuring current and former members of Motograter, Foreshadow, Denied Til Death, and Leprosy. The Floridian four-piece combine a full on death metal attack with black metal sensibilities, all with flourishes of melody. BLOOD OF ANGELS will surprise many Metal fans enjoy oldschool Death Metal from Florida, U.S., really!”

Imperative Music (Apr 09, 2018)

 

“These guys most definitely have their shit together! Their new EP is a slamming, head crushing death metal treat. They hit all the death metal nails on the head but go so much further than that. They have a killer progressive and thrash sound that is incorporated nicely into their barrage of brutality. In today’s death metal scene so many of the bands swap players so often a lot of the stuff tends to sound the same and gets a little stale. Not here my friends. Blood of Angels bring a killer refreshing dose of pure death. With the dominate evil Viking type vocals and the lyrics and song titles to go with that like “Miscreant Deeds of Loki” (miscreant deeds just sounds so metal!), “Odin’s Wrath” and “Final War” you can get the jest of what these guys are into. I can see them touring right alongside of Amon Amarth. While this is only a three song EP it gives us a taste of the awesome things to come from these guys.”

Metal Chicken, The Dirty Room (Mar 09, 2017)

 

“It is early in the afternoon and I was sent ''RISE OF THE FALLEN GODS'' by BLOOD OF ANGELS. This is a short three track EP, but I promise it will not steer you in the wrong direction if you are a fan of death-metal. There are also hints of black-metal and power-metal, so fans of those sub-genres might also take a liking to this. The three tracks are titled MISCREANT DEEDS OF LOKI, ODIN'S WRATH and FINAL WAR. As you could probably tell, these tracks are based on Norse mythology, which is pretty cool. Your standard death-metal with a twist, I would say. Blasting drums, brutal gutturals and violent yet melodic guitar work. You know how this game works. ''Metal that will melt your ears'' hailing from Florida. Give these guys a listen, they deserve it. -Devin Joseph Meaney”

Devin Joseph Meaney, Auto Erotic Asphyxium (Aug 08, 2017)

 

“Florida's Blood of Angels churn out an explosive-yet-memorable brand of debut melodic death metal EP, laced with catchy riffs that will have listeners' head moving from the get-go. The EP was released a few months ago. The coverage and positive reviews from metal media platforms reflect that the band is becoming a force to be reckoned with. "Odin's Wrath", the second track from the EP has been nominated as the Best Metal/Hardcore Songs for the Independent Music Awards.”

Metal Temple (Aug 10, 2017)

 

“'Odin's Wrath' could be construed as the literal truth where this song is concerned; the instrumental skill required to execute this song almost surpasses human skill.'”

Akademia Awards (Aug 18, 2017)

 

““We first became acquainted with the death metal wizardry of guitarist AARON ROBINSON through his old band FORESHADOW. We had our money on the belief that this band was going to be a lethal force in the field of death metal but sometimes, the best laid plans can come undone. FORESHADOW came to an unceremonious end a couple of years ago, but ROBINSON hasn't given up the ghost. Instead he grew more ambitious and formed BLOOD OF ANGELS and has resolved to take the urgency of death metal into the glorious realm of progressive rock. The public has been given a hint of the band's musical horizon with the EP RISE OF THE FALLEN GODS and it's epic first single ODIN' WRATH. ROBINSON's lethal ax-wielding is at the center of all off this and it will be fascinating to see where it all goes from here.””

Brain Lush, Rockwired Magazine (Oct 16, 2017)

 

“The subject of your EP, ‘Rise of the Fallen Gods’, is clearly Norse mythology. Why this subject in particular? This is a subject that has a lot of meaning for me. My grandfather’s family immigrated to the US from Norway. We wanted to do our own take on this subject and sub-genre. The original idea was to do a full album exploring different mythological subjects including Greek, Roman, and Celtic as well as the Norse Mythology. Due to time and budget we left it as an EP.”

Gary Godwin, Grimm Gent (Oct 23, 2017)

 

“Florida native Blood Of Angels’s love of music runs deep. It shows in their unswerving movement towards their dream of heavy metal stardom and in their award-winning work that has compelled the critics to rave: ‘Odin's Wrath' could be construed as the literal truth where this song is concerned; the instrumental skill required to execute this song almost surpasses human skill.’ Unlike many of their contemporary heavy metal band, however, Blood Of Angels has an edge. Their music combines flawless instrumentation with scorching vocals. Coupled with original lyrics and a memorable hook, their new single ‘Odin's Wrath’ is attracting fans across the globe. Recently, reporter Blake Wright caught up with this intriguing group to find out more about their musical inspiration and plans for the future.”

Blake Wright, Marquix.tv (Nov 21, 2017)

 

“Ten seconds into the chorus of their single ‘Odin's Wrath’ and you'll be uncontrollably possessed. With an infectious musical style and exhilarating hook, the heavy metal group known as Blood Of Angels seems poised to vault straight up the charts.”

Now Entertainment (Mar 25, 2018)

 

“Ten seconds into the chorus of their single ‘Odin's Wrath’ and you'll be uncontrollably possessed. With an infectious musical style and exhilarating hook, the heavy metal group known as Blood Of Angels seems poised to vault straight up the charts.”

Now Entertainment (Mar 25, 2018)

 

““Florida native Blood Of Angels’s love of music runs deep. It shows in their unswerving movement towards their dream of heavy metal stardom and in their award-winning work that has compelled the critics to rave: ‘Odin's Wrath' could be construed as the literal truth where this song is concerned; the instrumental skill required to execute this song almost surpasses human skill.’ Unlike many of their contemporary heavy metal band, however, Blood Of Angels has an edge. Their music combines flawless instrumentation with scorching vocals. Coupled with original lyrics and a memorable hook, their new single ‘Odin's Wrath’ is attracting fans across the globe. Recently, reporter Blake Wright caught up with this intriguing group to find out more about their musical inspiration and plans for the future.””

Blake Wright, Marquix.tv (Nov 21, 2017)

 

“Γιατί αποφασίσατε να ξεκινήσετε με ένα EP και όχι full album; Υπάρχουν διάφοροι λόγοι.Ο Kevin και ο Michael ήταν απασχολημένοι με άλλα projects και δεν μπορούσαν να αφοσιωθούν σε μια full-length παραγωγή. Επίσης σκέφτηκα αντί να επενδύσω σε full-length album, να κυκλοφορήσω ένα EP για να δοκιμάσω την αγορά και να δώ την ανταπόκριση του κόσμου στη μουσική. Ως τώρα ήταν φανταστική, οπότε γράφουμε full-length album.”

Rock Hard Greece (Jan 29, 2018)

 

“Ένα EP τριών κομματιών κυκλοφορούν οι Αμερικάνοι deathsters από τη Florida, BLOOD OF ANGELS, οι οποίοι όμως, μου κίνησαν την προσοχή, γιατί δεν αντλούν τις κύριες επιρροές τους από τα death metal σχήματα της περιοχής τους, κάτι που προφανώς θα ήταν και πολύ πιο εύκολο για τους ίδιους. Έχοντας μία Viking θεματολογία στους στίχους τους (πως θα μπορούσε να μην συμβαίνει κάτι τέτοιο όταν έχεις τίτλους όπως “Miscreant deeds of Loki” ή “Odin’s wrath”;), φαίνεται ότι μπαίνουν πιο πολύ στα χωράφια των AMON AMARTH, παρά των MORBID ANGEL”

Σάκης Φράγκος, Rock Hard (Jan 18, 2018)

 

“Florida native Blood Of Angels’s love of music runs deep. It shows in their unswerving movement towards their dream of heavy metal stardom and in their award-winning work that has compelled the critics to rave: ‘Odin's Wrath' could be construed as the literal truth where this song is concerned; the instrumental skill required to execute this song almost surpasses human skill.’ Unlike many of their contemporary heavy metal band, however, Blood Of Angels has an edge. Their music combines flawless instrumentation with scorching vocals. Coupled with original lyrics and a memorable hook, their new single ‘Odin's Wrath’ is attracting fans across the globe. Recently, reporter Blake Wright caught up with this intriguing group to find out more about their musical inspiration and plans for the future.”

Blake Wright, Marquix.tv (Nov 21, 2017)

 

“The subject of your EP, ‘Rise of the Fallen Gods’, is clearly Norse mythology. Why this subject in particular? This is a subject that has a lot of meaning for me. My grandfather’s family immigrated to the US from Norway. We wanted to do our own take on this subject and sub-genre. The original idea was to do a full album exploring different mythological subjects including Greek, Roman, and Celtic as well as the Norse Mythology. Due to time and budget we left it as an EP.”

Gary Godwin, Grimm Gent (Oct 23, 2017)

 

“We first became acquainted with the death metal wizardry of guitarist AARON ROBINSON through his old band FORESHADOW. We had our money on the belief that this band was going to be a lethal force in the field of death metal but sometimes, the best laid plans can come undone. FORESHADOW came to an unceremonious end a couple of years ago, but ROBINSON hasn't given up the ghost. Instead he grew more ambitious and formed BLOOD OF ANGELS and has resolved to take the urgency of death metal into the glorious realm of progressive rock. The public has been given a hint of the band's musical horizon with the EP RISE OF THE FALLEN GODS and it's epic first single ODIN' WRATH. ROBINSON's lethal ax-wielding is at the center of all off this and it will be fascinating to see where it all goes from here.”

Brain Lush, Rockwired Magazine (Oct 16, 2017)

 

“'A raging, high-concept symbolic vid scored by an amp-melting metal track, 'Odin's Wrath' aptly advertises the multifarious ingenuities of Blood Of Angels; scary and amusing too.'”

Akademia Awards (Aug 18, 2017)

 

“'Odin's Wrath' could be construed as the literal truth where this song is concerned; the instrumental skill required to execute this song almost surpasses human skill.'”

Akademia Awards (Aug 18, 2017)

 

“'You don't regularly encounter technically nonproficient metal bands because the material is so inherently challenging - but Blood Of Angels is extraordinary even in the elevated company of those who can acquit the standard”

Akademia Music Awards (Aug 18, 2017)

 

“O Blood of Angels da Flórida produz uma marca explosiva e memorável de death metal melódico no EP de estreia, atada com riffs cativantes que terão a cabeça dos ouvintes movendo-se logo no início. O EP foi lançado há alguns meses atrás. A cobertura e as críticas positivas das plataformas de mídia de metal refletem que a banda está se tornando uma força a ser contada. "Odin's Wrath", a segunda faixa do EP foi nomeada como Melhor Música de Metal / Hardcore para o Independent Music Awards. Como qualquer banda que está na mesma página musicalmente, Aaron Robinson (guitarra), Michael Stewart (baixo), Chris Iibucha (vocais) e Kevin Phillips (bateria) juntaram sua experiência coletiva de grupos anteriores em um som frio, clínico e apaixonado que será revelado em seu primeiro EP "Rise of the Fallen Gods". Com referências à Dark Tranquility e Amon Amarth entre outras bandas que compõem a paleta de seu som, e uma produção lisa para acentua”

Arise Metal Blogzine (Aug 15, 2017)

 

“Florida's Blood of Angels churn out an explosive-yet-memorable brand of debut melodic death metal EP, laced with catchy riffs that will have listeners' head moving from the get-go. The EP was released a few months ago. The coverage and positive reviews from metal media platforms reflect that the band is becoming a force to be reckoned with. "Odin's Wrath", the second track from the EP has been nominated as the Best Metal/Hardcore Songs for the Independent Music Awards.”

Metal Temple (Aug 10, 2017)

 

“It is early in the afternoon and I was sent ''RISE OF THE FALLEN GODS'' by BLOOD OF ANGELS. This is a short three track EP, but I promise it will not steer you in the wrong direction if you are a fan of death-metal. There are also hints of black-metal and power-metal, so fans of those sub-genres might also take a liking to this. The three tracks are titled MISCREANT DEEDS OF LOKI, ODIN'S WRATH and FINAL WAR. As you could probably tell, these tracks are based on Norse mythology, which is pretty cool. Your standard death-metal with a twist, I would say. Blasting drums, brutal gutturals and violent yet melodic guitar work. You know how this game works. ''Metal that will melt your ears'' hailing from Florida. Give these guys a listen, they deserve it. -Devin Joseph Meaney”

Devin Joseph Meaney, Auto Erotic Asphyxium (Aug 08, 2017)

 

“All in all I’m happy with the result of this Floridian band. They showed diversity in their music, proving not to be generic but being open to a wide variety of sounds. I’m just hoping they continue this open minded view because I find the change is what makes this album interesting.”

Gary Godwin, Gimm Gent (Aug 04, 2017)

 

“Al met al een korte, niet heel krachtige ep die vooral mee probeert te liften op het succes van Amon Amarth en aanverwanten. Er staan wel wat leuke momenten op dit debuut, maar dat wordt eigenlijk weer teniet gedaan door het gebrek aan een eigen smoelwerk. Als je diehard fan bent van bovengenoemde Zweden, kun je deze ep ongetwijfeld waarderen. Zo niet, dan zou ik hem lekker laten liggen. Lees meer op: https://ragherrie.com/cd-recensie/2017/blood-of-angels-rise-of-the-fallen-gods-ep/”

Ragherrie (Jul 27, 2017)

 

“What is the greatest challenge you face in today’s entertainment business? How do you overcome them? The biggest challenge that we face is the ability to get on the road to promote our release. Opening bands don’t seem to get paid anymore, instead it is required that support acts have a large sum of funds to get on a good tour with little chance of breaking even. I plan on overcoming this hurdle by focusing on playing festivals where there is a chance to play in front of thousands at one time, instead of a few hundred per tour over a long period of time.”

David Mitchell, Skilly Magazine (Jul 17, 2017)

 

“With a knack for music, Blood of Angels is building a repertoire for themselves in the industry. Boasting a pioneering sound along with a dynamic stage presence, this artists’ music is turning eyes and ears. This is one group that you’ll want to keep up with and follow. High impact moves are being made by Blood of Angels, and it won’t be long before they’re a household name. Re-writing the rules and pushing boundaries, Blood of Angels are set to up the ante with their imminent album release Rise of the Fallen Gods. Based out of Florida, the four-piece band is combining full on death metal attack with black metal sensibilities with flourishes of melody. The band is composed of Aaron Robinson (guitar), Michael Stewart (bass), Chris Iibucha (vocals), and Kevin Phillips (drums). When together, the band rolls their collective experience from previous acts into a potent powerhouse of metal.”

Mark Reid, RB Lifestyle Magazine (Jul 01, 2017)

 

“On the first song ''Miscreant Deeds of Loki'', they show a more technical side. It has some nice guitar work and was much more complex that a lot of bands I have been hearing these days. It has some nice rhythm changes and some really solid drumming. That drumming is brutal and relentless, props to Kevin Phillips who does a magnificent job throughout the EP. On ''Odin's Wrath'', they add some New Wave of British Heavy Metal sounds at the beginning. I felt like I was listening to old school JUDAS PRIEST, in the "Painkiller" era. I really enjoyed this and I was not expecting this at all, then the songs turns more like a prototypical Death Metal song. The opening itself really made me love this song even more. The last song of the EP is a pretty standard Death Metal song, it doesn't reinvent the wheel but it sure does get your blood boiling. It's energetic, frantic and full of awesome riffs and intense drumming.”

Jean-Francois Poulin, Metal Temple (Jun 06, 2017)

 

“Like any band that is on the same page musically, Aaron Robinson (guitar), Michael Stewart (bass), Chris Iibucha (vocals) and Kevin Phillips (drums) have rolled together their collective experience from previous acts into a cold, clinical, yet passionate sound that will be unveiled on their debut EP “Rise of the Fallen Gods.” With hints of Dark Tranquility and Amon Amarth among other bands making up the palette of their sound, and a slick production to accentuate the pummeling drive of the music, the band is preparing to release on the 21st of April.”

The Independent Voice (May 11, 2017)

 

“Базираната във Флорида Melodic Death Metal банда BLOOD OF ANGELS издаде дебютното си ЕP, озаглавено „Rise of the Fallen Gods“, на 21 април 2017 г. чрез лейбъла Hollywood Collective. Blood of Angels - Rise of the Fallen Gods BLOOD OF ANGELS – RISE OF THE FALLEN GODS „Rise of the Fallen Gods“ представлява музикална трилогия, стъпила върху легендите на скандинавската митология. Музикално представлява смесица от Death Metal агресия с Black и Power Metal мeлодии. Записите, смесването и мастеринга са направени под ръководството на Matt Johnson в Matt Johnson Studios Deland, Флорида.”

The Other Side Zine (May 11, 2017)

 

“Do you like Amon Amarth but want the songs about smashing someone’s head open to sound like someone’s head was actually being smashed open? Well, then Rise of the Fallen Gods by Florida’s Blood of Angels is for you. The 3-song EP only clocks in at about 12 minutes, but it packs enough punch to make you go, “Ow, my jaw!” It’s forceful, vicious Melodic Death Metal for those that like to pillage and plunder… or at least those that like to watch pillaging and plundering on the History Channel. Angry growls, blazing guitars, unforgiving drums. Yup, they’re all here and with a dash of viking lore to keep things interesting. —365.”

365, Toilet ov Hell (May 11, 2017)

 

“Les deux morceaux qui suivent "Odin's Wrath" et "Final War" possèdent un certain feeling avec des mélodies épiques et une ambiance antique. Les riffs sont tempétueux et la batterie en mode rouleau compresseur. Ce qui tranche littéralement avec des passages plus typés power avec une sensibilité mélodique dans les riffs qui évoquerait presque Iron Maiden. Douze minutes, c'est court, mais au moins Blood Of Angels va direct au but. L'ensemble n'est pas spécialement original - sauf si on prend en compte les quelques discrètes incursions power - : le thème de la mythologie nordique a été utilisé maintes fois, surtout dans le death mélodique scandinave, le growl n'est pas le plus charismatique du monde et les mélodies peuvent paraître un peu trop convenues. Mais au moins, c'est énergique, pétillant, sans fioritures et claviers mielleux.”

Matai, Spirit of Metal (May 09, 2017)

 

“Blood of Angels da Flórida produz uma marca explosiva-ainda-assim-memorável de death metal melódico, atado com riffs cativantes que farão a cabeça dos ouvintes moverem-se desde o início. Seu primeiro EP "Rise of the Fallen Gods" já está disponível em todas as plataformas digitais, e o lançamento será seguido por uma turnê extensa. Metal-Rules.com transmitiu exclusivamente o EP completo, que pode ser encontrado neste local Vindos de um dos epicentros de metal extremo, Blood of Angels estão preparados para se levantar com a sua libertação iminente "Rise of the Gods caídos." Este quarteto da Flórida combina um ataque de death metal vicioso com a atmosfera do black metal, tudo com floreios de melodia e letras com temas de Viking. Com músicos experientes da cena de Jacksonville, o projeto combina os talentos de membros atuais e antigos do Motograter, Foreshadow, Denied Til Death e Leprosy.”

Arise (May 05, 2017)

 

“Sagen wir mal, die Jungs befinden sich kurz davor, dem Genre des melodischen Death Metals zu entfliehen. Rein stilistisch würden wir bezüglich der Lead Gitarre das Dingen noch abnicken, ansonsten gibt es gnadenlos zwischen die Hörner, was das Werk in erster Linie vom Europäischen Melodic Death abrückt. Stattdessen geben sich Blood Of Angels präzise und erbarmungslos, so wie es zum Beispiel Aborted zelebrieren, nur eben mit herrlichen Leads - wo es sich anbietet. Track 2, Odin's Wrath, tönt wohl noch eher nach Melodic Death. Wie dem auch sei, in jedem Falle handelt es sich um eine brutale Ausrichtung des Todesblei-Subgenres, das einst in der Wiege des Abendlandes geboren wurde. Wer also der Meinung ist, Europas Genre-Gründer benutzen inzwischen zu viel Weichspüler, der sollte sich dringend mit Blood Of Angels die Trommelfelle planieren lassen.”

Metal Talks (May 03, 2017)

 

“Desde el pasado 21 de abril está disponible el trabajo de los norteamericanos BLOOD OF ANGELS bajo el título Rise of the fallen Gods, que está disponible en formato digital y en CD gracias a Hollywood Collective. Podemos escuchar el single “Odin’s wrath” a continuación:”

David Garcia, Subterraneo (May 03, 2017)

 

“Blood Of Angels hanno pubblicato in streaming completo "Rise of the Fallen Gods", loro debut-Ep uscito lo scorso 21 aprile come autoproduzione:”

Daniel D'Adamo, True Metal (Apr 30, 2017)

 

“La banda de Florida, Blood of Angels, ha lanzado su EP debut “Rise of the Fallen Gods” en todas las plataformas digitales y Metal-Rules.com lo ha compartido en exclusiva.”

Broken Tomb (Apr 30, 2017)

 

“Sagen wir mal, die Jungs befinden sich kurz davor, dem Genre des melodischen Death Metals zu entfliehen. Rein stilistisch würden wir bezüglich der Lead Gitarre das Dingen noch abnicken, ansonsten gibt es gnadenlos zwischen die Hörner, was das Werk in erster Linie vom Europäischen Melodic Death abrückt. Stattdessen geben sich Blood Of Angels präzise und erbarmungslos, so wie es zum Beispiel Aborted zelebrieren, nur eben mit herrlichen Leads - wo es sich anbietet. Track 2, Odin's Wrath, tönt wohl noch eher nach Melodic Death. Wie dem auch sei, in jedem Falle handelt es sich um eine brutale Ausrichtung des Todesblei-Subgenres, das e”

Sonntag, Metaltalks.de (Apr 30, 2017)

 

“Naturlich schreien das Drachenboot-Cover und die Songtitel ganz laut: Viking Metal, Kaperfahrt, Schlachtengesang! Aber so ganz trifft das auf die Jungs weder nach Met, noch ergehen sie sich im Versuch, europaische Folk-Weisen einzubauen. Die vier Musiker haben in Bands aus dem Metalcore, Brutal Death/Grind und Tech Death ihre ersten Hausaufgaben gemacht, und das hort man deutlich: Speziell der Opener Miscreant Deeds of Loki, aber auch das konsequent betitelte, The Final War schrauben einem den Schadel ab, nachdem dieser vorher als Punching Ball im Stakkato-Akkord bearbeitet wurde. Fur eine Melo Death-Band gehen Blood of Angels also sehr rabiat vor. Chore, Klargesang, Keyboards, oder Orchesterinstrumente sind nicht im Ansatz eingebunden. Ein wenig mehr spurt man die lokalen Wurzein, nicht nur im gutturalen Grummein einige Kilometer weiter in Tampa pulsierte schlieBlich vor 25 Jahren das Herz des US-Death Metal mit Ikonen wie Obituary, Morbid Angel, Nocturnus, Deicide.”

- Bjorn Thorsten Jaschinski, Legacy Magazine (Apr 28, 2017)

 

“Florida’s Blood of Angels churn out an explosive-yet-memorable brand of melodic death metal, laced with catchy riffs that will have listeners’ head moving from the get-go. Their debut EP “Rise of the Fallen Gods” released on 21st April, which will be followed by some extensive touring.”

EvilG, Metal-Rules.com (Apr 27, 2017)

 

“In conclusion: The four guys really produced a great EP, with three awesome tracks and the only pity being that it’s actually too short. “Rise Of The Fallen Gods” comes highly recommended, and Blood of Angels is surely a band to keep an eye out for. 10/10.”

Julia Obenauer, Dutch Metal Maniac (Apr 04, 2017)

 

“You are a fairly new band, as you have formed only last year. How did you guys meet up? After the demise of Foreshadow, I still had some music ideas that I wanted to do. First I contacted Andrew from Denied Til Death to do vocals for Blood of Angels. Through Andrew I spoke with Kevin (Denied Til Death drummer) and he was interested, and we started to rehearse together. Andrew wouldn’t be able to do the project, so I contacted a friend of mine whose boyfriend is a vocalist. He sent me a demo of an Amon Amarth track, and it sounded good. That’s when I brought Chris in the mix. Michael was my tour manager in the past, and we were talking about the project. He was on a break from Motograter. I was excited when he agreed to play bass on the EP.”

Julia Obenauer, Dutch Metal Maniac (Apr 04, 2017)

 

“With ‘Rise Of The Fallen Gods‘, Jacksonville’s Blood Of Angels sets the bar high and never disappoints on any level. This is beefy, pounding Death Metal crafted by, and for, those that live to partake of such. Clearly, this band intends to keep the legacy of Florida’s Death Metal origins alive, undead and thriving!”

Pat Riot, Riff Relevant (Mar 29, 2017)

 

“Floridian Melodic Death Metal four piece Blood Of Angels are a relatively new band but their members have experience with such bands as Foreshadow, Denied Til Death & Leprosy, this is their debut EP due for release on the 21st April. The band have combined their collective experience from previous bands to bring you a brand of Melodic Death Metal similar to such luminaries as Dark Tranquility & Amon Amarth, much like one of the aforementioned bands Blood Of Angels offer a predominately Viking themed lyrics. The music itself is very cold & clinical yet has abundance of passion with razor sharp solos,pummelling drum fills and a refreshingly clean production. Of The three tracks on offer Odins Wrath is the highlight of this release,that's not to say Miscreant Deeds Of Loki & The Final War won't grab your attention as well, as a whole the EP has plenty of quality for the listener to get invested in.”

Adrian Williams, Metal and Carnage (Mar 28, 2017)

 

“The sunny city of Florida has spawned many big metal bands during the ages so it’s always fun to get a promo with a new band that comes from there. Blood of Angels features current and former members of Motograter, Foreshadow, Denied Til Death, and Leprosy with Rise of the Fallen Gods being the bands debut. The four-piece combines the American death metal sound from Six Feet Under with the Viking-themed lyrics and melodic touches a la Amon Amarth. Add a bit of Dark Tranquility and Dying Fetus influences in the mix and you got yourself a viking ship set to raid the east coast fast and vicious. The EP is 11 minutes long and features three tracks, Miscreant Deeds of Loki, Odin’s Wrath and The Final War. I find the album growing on me with each track and as Chris Iibucha does a superb job sounding like Chris Barnes (Six Feet Under) I get almost overwhelmed with the flurry of riffs Aaron Robinson (guitar), Michael Stewart (bass) lashes out.”

The Metal Gamer Blog (Mar 26, 2017)

 

“This super-short EP, clocking in at just 12 minutes is a fine introduction to Blood of Angels brand of melodic death metal. Rise of the Fallen Gods is filled with catchy riffs & hooks starting with Miscreant Deeds of Loki. A little bit ‘by the numbers’ death metal at first, it’s the crunching drums & exciting guitar solo that steps it up a notch. A short, punchy start that builds excitement for what follows. Thankfully Odin’s Wrath continues the quality with some great riffing while the final track, The Final War excels with its catchy beat. If Rise of the Fallen Gods is letdown anywhere it’s with the generic sounding vocals. The gruff, throaty style is hardly worth getting excited for even if it fits the music perfectly fine. It does take a backseat a lot of the time, disappearing for periods to allow the music to shine. It’s a good, almost great debut EP from Blood of Angels & they’re definitely a band to keep a close eye on.”

Games, Brrraaains, & A Headbanging Life (Mar 21, 2017)

 

“Surgindo de um dos epicentros de metal extremo, Blood of Angels está preparado para subir a ante com o lançamento de “Rise of the Fallen Gods”. Este quarteto da Florida (USA) combina um ataque de Death Metal vicioso com uma atmosfera de Black Metal, tudo com pitadas de melodia e letras com temas Vikings. Apresentando músicos experientes da cena de Jacksonville, o projeto combina os talentos de atuais e ex-membros de Motograter, Foreshadow, Denied Til Death e Leprosy. Como qualquer banda que está em sintonia musicalmente, Aaron Robinson (guitarra), Michael Stewart (baixo), Chris Iibucha (vocais) e Kevin Phillips (bateria) juntaram sua experiência coletiva anterior em uma frieza clínica. Um som envolvente que será revelado em seu primeiro EP “Rise of the Fallen Gods”. Com toques de Dark Tranquility e Amon Amarth entre outras bandas que compõem seu som, e uma produção habilidosa para acentuar a movimentação esmagadora da música, a banda se prepara para o lançament”

Celso Mauricio, Rumors Mag (Mar 10, 2017)

 

“These guys most definitely have their shit together! Their new EP is a slamming, head crushing death metal treat. They hit all the death metal nails on the head but go so much further than that. They have a killer progressive and thrash sound that is incorporated nicely into their barrage of brutality. In today’s death metal scene so many of the bands swap players so often a lot of the stuff tends to sound the same and gets a little stale. Not here my friends. Blood of Angels bring a killer refreshing dose of pure death. With the dominate evil Viking type vocals and the lyrics and song titles to go with that like “Miscreant Deeds of Loki” (miscreant deeds just sounds so metal!), “Odin’s Wrath” and “Final War” you can get the jest of what these guys are into. I can see them touring right alongside of Amon Amarth. While this is only a three song EP it gives us a taste of the awesome things to come from these guys.”

Metal Chicken, The Dirty Room (Mar 09, 2017)

 

“Band of the Week Blood of Angels.”

Autopsy Radio Report #670 (Mar 06, 2017)

 

“Can you give us an update on what is going on with the band these days? Currently, we are focused on promoting and getting the word out for our upcoming EP release “Rise of the Fallen Gods.” I have also began writing a song for a side project I plan on releasing later this year. I have also been writing new songs for the next Blood of Angels release which will be a full album. 2.You have an upcoming out in the springtime, how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on the recording? I would describe the musical sound as being heavily influenced by the Swedish melodic death metal bands. I have been a fan of that sound since I first heard it back in 95’ when I went to Sweden for the first time. I heard bands like At the Gates, Dark Tranquility, and In Flames. I couldn’t understand why these bands weren’t dominating the metal scene around the world.”

A Different Shade of Black Metal Zine (Mar 05, 2017)

 

“Ah, que coisa boa cair no meu colo novamente umas podreiras sonoras depois de tanta farofa e rococó! Nada como um pouco daquele Death Metal quase beirando o Black Metal com a temática viking. Lembrou de algum grupo? Aposto que sim, de fato tem bastante coisa de Amon Amarth no som do Blood Of Angels, vindos diretamente do berço do Death Metal mundial, o estado da Flórida (EUA), no caso deles de Jacksonville. Soando um bocado como o já citado Amon Amarth dos primórdios e mais extremo, "Rise Of The Fallen Gods" é composto por apenas 3 músicas, com destaque maior para a traulitada "The Final War" e eu só posso concluir ao final dela, que o baterista Kevin Phillips é um primo mais novo do alienígena Max Kolesne (Krisiun). Vai tocar rápido assim no infer..., digo, céu!”

Tarcísio Chagas, Metal Na Lata (Mar 03, 2017)

 

“In my opinion Blood Of Angels are a very great sounding melodic mixture of black and death metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACK "Odin's Wrath". 8 out of 10.”

A Different Shade of Black Metal (Mar 01, 2017)

 

“Well now you've got a new band with a new EP. How are you feeling about the new enterprise and its new release? I'm liking it. I'm loving it actually. Behind the scenes this band does things very differently. It's pretty much my project. I've got full control over it and it's not so much of a collaboration. I'm working with studio professionals. They do their job really well. I really like this new direction. Viking metal has been tackled before, but I wanted to put my two cents into it with this EP.”

Brian Lush, Rockwired Magazine (Mar 01, 2017)

 

“Guitarist AARON ROBINSON has been a committed pro for years within the metal scene in Jacksonville, Florida and has even boasted a few miles and years of touring with this band and that band. ROCKWIRED first became aware of the man through his work in the band FORESHADOW but sadly that band came to an unceremonious end just when we thought that those guys were on to something. Keeping a band going is one of the hardest things to do but ROBINSON wasn't going to let the process intimidate him the next time around. As the primary songwriter and founder of his newest band BLOOD OF ANGELS, ROBINSON prides himself on his new musical vision, and armed with a band comprised of some rather commited pros, there is apparently no end in sight for these extreme metal torchbearers. ODIN'S WRATH - the first single from the band's new EP RISE OF THE FALLEN GODS - is the perfect introduction to BLOOD OF ANGELS and the band does it up right with a video produced by CHROMA VISUAL ARTS.”

Brian Lush, Rockwired Magazine (Feb 17, 2017)

 

“What a difference three years and a couple of STAR WARS movies makes! Back in 2014 We first became acquainted with guitarist AARON ROBINSON when his band FORESHADOW was promoting their album STRANGER END OF DEATH. That band's take on death metal and old school thrash stood out by a mile or two from much of what gets called metal these days. At the very beginning of the promotion of their new album activity from the band seemed to lag and all of a sudden there was no FORESHADOW. From there AARON ROBINSON took it upon himself to become a little more ambitious with his music and find musicians who were committed to making the words and the motes on the page come to life and the resulting band is BLOOD OF ANGELS - a project that is determined to make heavy metal music and epic thing once again. We can hear and practically see the formation of something big on the band's debut EP RISE OF THE FALLEN GODS and the first single ODIN'S WRATH gives the band that glorious introduction.”

Brian Lush, Rockwired Magazine (Feb 14, 2017)

 

“Vindos de um dos epicentros de metal extremo, Blood of Angels estão preparados para se levantar com a sua libertação iminente "Rise of the Gods caídos." Este quarteto da Flórida combina um ataque de death metal vicioso com a atmosfera do black metal, tudo com floreios de melodia e letras com temas de Viking. Com músicos experientes da cena de Jacksonville, o projeto combina os talentos de membros atuais e antigos do Motograter, Foreshadow, Denied Til Death e Leprosy. Como qualquer banda que está na mesma página musicalmente, Aaron Robinson (guitarra), Michael Stewart (baixo), Chris Iibucha (vocais) e Kevin Phillips (bateria) juntaram sua experiência coletiva de grupos anteriores em um som frio, clínico e apaixonado que será revelado em seu primeiro EP "Rise of the Fallen Gods". Com referências à Dark Tranquility e Amon Amarth entre outras bandas que compõem a paleta de seu som, e uma produção lisa para acentuar a força destruidora da música.”

Arise (Feb 07, 2017)

 

“Desde Florida (Estados Unidos), BLOOD OF ANGELS ofrecen un nuevo single de su álbum de debut Rise of the fallen gods que saldrá a la venta el próximo 21 de abril gracias a Hollywood Collective. El tema tiene por título “Odin’s wrath”.”

David Garcia, Subterraneo Webzine (Feb 06, 2017)

 

“Hailing from one of the epicentres of extreme Metal, BLOOD OF ANGELS are set to up the ante with their imminent release “Rise Of The Fallen Gods”. This Floridian four-piece combines a vicious Death Metal attack with the atmosphere of Black Metal, all with flourishes of melody and Viking-themed lyrics. Check “Odin’s Wrath” streaming below. Featuring experienced musicians of the Jacksonville scene, the project combines the talents of current and former members of MOTORGRATER, FORESHADOW, DENINED TIL DEATH, and LEPROSY. Like any band that is on the same page musically, Aaron Robinson (guitar), Michael Stewart (bass), Chris Iibucha (vocals) and Kevin Phillips (drums) have rolled together their collective experience from previous acts into a cold, clinical, yet passionate sound that will be unveiled on their debut EP “Rise Of The Fallen Gods”.”

Dimitris Kontogeorgakos, Metal Kaos (Feb 05, 2017)

 

“La banda de Florida, Blood of Angels, ha lanzado un single de su inminente debut “Rise of the Fallen Gods.” Este cuarteto, combina un feroz Death Metal con la atmósfera del Black Metal, todo ello salpicado de melodía y temas líricos vikingos. Presentando a músicos experimentados de la escena de Jacksonville, el proyecto ofrece el talento de miembros de Motograter, Foreshadow, Denied Til Death, y Leprosy. Aaron Robinson (guitarra), Michael Stewart (bajo), Chris Iibucha (voz) y Kevin Phillips (batería) han juntado su experiencia previa y la han materializado en un sonido apasionado y frío, el cual será desvelado en su EP debut “Rise of the Fallen Gods.” Con toques de Dark Tranquillity y Amon Amarth, la banda prepara el lanzamiento para el día 21 de abril. El single “Odin’s Wrath” se encuentra disponible en Bandcamp y en Youtube, y pronto estará acompañado de un vídeo. Después de lanzar el EP, los planes son girar por Florida y expandir sus horizontes.”

Sangre Fresca, Broken Tomb (Feb 04, 2017)

 

“Hailing from one of the epicenters of extreme metal, Blood of Angels are set to up the ante with their imminent release “Rise of the Fallen Gods.” This Floridian four-piece combines a vicious death metal attack with the atmosphere of black metal, all with flourishes of melody and Viking-themed lyrics. Featuring experienced musicians of the Jacksonville scene, the project combines the talents of current and former members of Motograter, Foreshadow, Denied Til Death, and Leprosy. Like any band that is on the same page musically, Aaron Robinson (guitar), Michael Stewart (bass), Chris Iibucha (vocals) and Kevin Phillips (drums) have rolled together their collective experience from previous acts into a cold, clinical, yet passionate sound that will be unveiled on their debut EP "Rise of the Fallen Gods." With hints of Dark Tranquility and Amon Amarth among other bands making up the palette of their sound, and a slick production to accentuate the pummeling drive of the music.”

Extreme Music PR, Metal Temple (Feb 03, 2017)

 

“Surgindo de um dos epicentros de metal extremo, Blood of Angels está preparado para subir a ante com o lançamento de “Rise of the Fallen Gods”. Este quarteto da Florida (USA) combina um ataque de Death Metal vicioso com uma atmosfera de Black Metal, tudo com pitadas de melodia e letras com temas Vikings. Apresentando músicos experientes da cena de Jacksonville, o projeto combina os talentos de atuais e ex-membros de Motograter, Foreshadow, Denied Til Death e Leprosy. Como qualquer banda que está em sintonia musicalmente, Aaron Robinson (guitarra), Michael Stewart (baixo), Chris Iibucha (vocais) e Kevin Phillips (bateria) juntaram sua experiência coletiva anterior em uma frieza clínica. Um som envolvente que será revelado em seu primeiro EP “Rise of the Fallen Gods”. Com toques de Dark Tranquility e Amon Amarth entre outras bandas que compõem seu som, e uma produção habilidosa para acentuar a movimentação esmagadora da música, a banda se prepara para o lançament”

Rumors Mag (Feb 07, 2017)

 

“Vindos de um dos epicentros de metal extremo, Blood of Angels estão preparados para se levantar com a sua libertação iminente "Rise of the Gods caídos." Este quarteto da Flórida combina um ataque de death metal vicioso com a atmosfera do black metal, tudo com floreios de melodia e letras com temas de Viking. Com músicos experientes da cena de Jacksonville, o projeto combina os talentos de membros atuais e antigos do Motograter, Foreshadow, Denied Til Death e Leprosy. Como qualquer banda que está na mesma página musicalmente, Aaron Robinson (guitarra), Michael Stewart (baixo), Chris Iibucha (vocais) e Kevin Phillips (bateria) juntaram sua experiência coletiva de grupos anteriores em um som frio, clínico e apaixonado que será revelado em seu primeiro EP "Rise of the Fallen Gods". Com referências à Dark Tranquility e Amon Amarth entre outras bandas que compõem a paleta de seu som, e uma produção lisa para acentuar a força destruidora da música, a banda se prepara para l”

Arise Metal Blod (Feb 07, 2017)

 

“Blood of Angels stehen bereit um ihre Debüt EP “Rise of the Fallen Gods” auf die Menschheit loszulassen. Das Quartett aus Florida kombiniert wilde Death Metal Attacken mit der Atmosphäre vom Black Metal. Bei der Band sind aktuelle und ehemalige Mitglieder von Motograter, Foreshadow, Denied Til Death und Leprosy tätig. Aaron Robinson (guitar), Michael Stewart (bass), Chris Iibucha (vocals) und Kevin Phillips (drums) bewegen sich laut Promonewsletter mit ihrer EP irgendwo zwischen Dark Tranquility und Amon Amarth. Die Single “Odin’s Wrath” könnt ihr jetzt schon antesten, die EP erscheint am 21.04.2017. https://bloodofangels.bandcamp.com/releases Tracklist: 1. Miscreant Deeds of Loki 2. Odin's Wrath 3. The Final War TOTAL RUNNING TIME: 11:56 Members: Chris Iibucha – Vocals Aaron Robinson – Guitar Michael Stewart – Bass Kevin Phillips – Drums”

Hell is Open (Feb 05, 2017)

 

“Hailing from one of the epicentres of extreme Metal, BLOOD OF ANGELS are set to up the ante with their imminent release “Rise Of The Fallen Gods”. This Floridian four-piece combines a vicious Death Metal attack with the atmosphere of Black Metal, all with flourishes of melody and Viking-themed lyrics. Check “Odin’s Wrath” streaming below. Featuring experienced musicians of the Jacksonville scene, the project combines the talents of current and former members of MOTORGRATER, FORESHADOW, DENINED TIL DEATH, and LEPROSY. Like any band that is on the same page musically, Aaron Robinson (guitar), Michael Stewart (bass), Chris Iibucha (vocals) and Kevin Phillips (drums) have rolled together their collective experience from previous acts into a cold, clinical, yet passionate sound that will be unveiled on their debut EP “Rise Of The Fallen Gods”. With hints of DARK TRANQUILITY and AMON AMARTH.”

Dimitris Kontogeorgakos, Metal Kaos (Feb 05, 2017)

 

“Blood of Angels offer plenty of high speed fun in their newest release, "Rise of the Fallen Gods." The death metal act pulverize with constant pounds of drums, gnawing guitars, and a overall flurry of instrumental patterns. Opening track "Miscreant Deeds of Loki" almost never has a moment to breath.with how aggressive the band are, and it kicks heavy right out of the gate. "Rise of the Fallen Gods" is high quality, and highly impressive but a bit dry because their is no real musical offering. Across the EP riffs shred, the solos are interesting, but overall it is a standard release. The songs feel a bit lengthy, but they really are not-it is just the pacing of Blood of Angels. Closing track "Final War" offers a bit more rhythmical identity with a grooving break down in the opening half, and I wish there was more of that. Not to say this music is not fun to blast loud enough for your next door neighbor to hear (especially when channeling your inner most Norse God.)”

Sean Gonzalez, Stencil Magazine (Feb 05, 2017)

 

“La banda de Florida, Blood of Angels, ha lanzado un single de su inminente debut “Rise of the Fallen Gods.” Este cuarteto, combina un feroz Death Metal con la atmósfera del Black Metal, todo ello salpicado de melodía y temas líricos vikingos. Presentando a músicos experimentados de la escena de Jacksonville, el proyecto ofrece el talento de miembros de Motograter, Foreshadow, Denied Til Death, y Leprosy. Aaron Robinson (guitarra), Michael Stewart (bajo), Chris Iibucha (voz) y Kevin Phillips (batería) han juntado su experiencia previa y la han materializado en un sonido apasionado y frío, el cual será desvelado en su EP debut “Rise of the Fallen Gods.” Con toques de Dark Tranquillity y Amon Amarth, la banda prepara el lanzamiento para el día 21 de abril. El single “Odin’s Wrath” se encuentra disponible en Bandcamp y en Youtube, y pronto estará acompañado de un vídeo. Después de lanzar el EP, los planes son girar por Florida y expandir sus horizontes”

Sin Oath, Broken Tomb (Feb 04, 2017)

 

“BLOOD OF ANGELS divulga música de novo EP Enquanto não lança o seu novo EP, a banda Blood of Angels divulgou uma das faixas que estará no trabalho. Trata-se da música Odin’s Wrath, que pode ser conferida no link abaixo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14OQVSXhwqo O novo disco se chamará “Rise of the Fallen Gods” e será lançado no dia 21 de abril via Hollywood Collective. Mais informações: https://bloodofangels.net/store https://www.facebook.com/bloodofangels1”

Vitro Hugo Franceschini‎, Arte Metal (Feb 03, 2017)

 

“Hailing from one of the epicenters of extreme metal, Blood of Angels are set to up the ante with their imminent release “Rise of the Fallen Gods.” This Floridian four-piece combines a vicious death metal attack with the atmosphere of black metal, all with flourishes of melody and Viking-themed lyrics. Featuring experienced musicians of the Jacksonville scene, the project combines the talents of current and former members of Motograter, Foreshadow, Denied Til Death, and Leprosy. Like any band that is on the same page musically, Aaron Robinson (guitar), Michael Stewart (bass), Chris Iibucha (vocals) and Kevin Phillips (drums) have rolled together their collective experience from previous acts into a cold, clinical, yet passionate sound that will be unveiled on their debut EP "Rise of the Fallen Gods." With hints of Dark Tranquility and Amon Amarth among other bands making up the palette of their sound, and a slick production to accentuate the pummeling drive of the music.”

Extreme Music PR, Metal Temple (Feb 03, 2017)

 

“Hailing from one of the epicenters of extreme metal, Blood of Angels are set to up the ante with their imminent release “Rise of the Fallen Gods.” This Floridian four-piece combines a vicious death metal attack with the atmosphere of black metal, all with flourishes of melody and Viking-themed lyrics. Featuring experienced musicians of the Jacksonville scene, the project combines the talents of current and former members of Motograter, Foreshadow, Denied Til Death, and Leprosy. Like any band that is on the same page musically, Aaron Robinson (guitar), Michael Stewart (bass), Chris Iibucha (vocals) and Kevin Phillips (drums) have rolled together their collective experience from previous acts into a cold, clinical, yet passionate sound that will be unveiled on their debut EP "Rise of the Fallen Gods." With hints of Dark Tranquility and Amon Amarth among other bands making up the palette of their sound, and a slick production to accentuate the pummeling drive of the music.”

Merchant of Air (Feb 03, 2017)

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Rise of the Fallen Gods

Blood of Angels

Blood of Angels

Guitar:  Aaron Robinson
Vocals: Chris Iibucha
Drums: Kevin Phillips
Bass:  Michael Stewart

Blood of Angels

Guitar: Aaron Robinson Vocals: Chris Iibucha Drums: Kevin Phillips Bass: Michael Stewart